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Type Conference Paper - the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Annual Meeting 2003,
Title A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Norfolk, Virginia
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2003
URL http://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Dow/publication/228822247_The_Growth_of_Protestant_Religio​ns_in_Mexico_and_Central_America/links/0c960521be2c567b37000000.pdf
In the last half of the twentieth century, many people in Mexico and Central America turned to Protestantism as a new religion. In this paper, I examine the scope of the turn and look at some of the theories that explain why it happened. The scope of the increase in Protestantism was wide, involving both urban and rural cultures. The available statistics show that it was dramatic and made even more dramatic by the common idea that Latin America was solidly Catholic.

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